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Cimicifuga 'Chocoholic'

Quick Overview

  • Moist Soil,
  • Fragrant Flowers,
  • Deer and Rabbit Resistant
Common Name:Snakeroot-Black
Plant Type:Perennial
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 What is my zone?
Height:4 - 5 Feet
Spread:3 - 3 Feet
Exposure:Full Shade (0-4 hrs.)
Part Shade (4-6 hrs.)
Nature Attractions:Bee-Friendly, Butterflies
Critter Resistance:Deer, Rabbit
Flower Color:Pink Shades

Availability: In stock

Product Name Price Qty
Cimicifuga 'Chocoholic' - PS - QT Pot
(Ships in Spring by USDA Zone)
  • Buy 3 for $17.09 each and save 5%
  • Buy 6 for $16.19 each and save 10%
  • Buy 12 for $15.29 each and save 15%


(Black Snakeroot) Actaea 'Chocoholic' is a true collector's item because of the striking dark foliage. Its dark, blackish green foliage creates a dramatic and aesthetic appearance for any garden. Some sun is required for the rich dark colors to appear. In the fall, the beautiful foliage gives rise to fragrant, pink bottlebrush flowers that fade to white as they age. The blush pink-white blooms look stunning as it contrasts with the dark foliage. 'Chocoholic' adds a sense of calm to your shade garden with its lacy foliage. Pair with bright yellow or variegated hostas for a stunning contrast. 'Chocoholic' Cimicifuga grows well in moist soil conditions. Cimicifuga takes a few years to hit maturity and when it does, it is best not to divide. 'Chocoholic' is a deer and rabbit resistant variety that attracts butterflies. This is a great selection for borders and mass plantings. A great choice for woodland and shade gardens.
More Info

Cimicifuga ramosa 'Chocoholic' PP24,821

Common Name Snakeroot-Black
USDA Hardiness Zone 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Plant Type Perennial
Sun Exposure Full Shade (0-4 hrs.), Part Shade (4-6 hrs.)
Soil Moisture Needs Moderate, Moist
Nature Attractions Bee-Friendly, Butterflies
Critter Resistance Deer, Rabbit
Flower Color Pink Shades
Attributes Cut Flower or Foliage, Deciduous, Fragrant, Native
Design Use Border, Massing, Specimen
Season of Interest (Flowering) Fall, Late Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage) Fall, Summer

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